"The University of Stirling is an international university that welcomes and values staff and students from across the EU and internationally, and will continue to do so."
Professor Gerry McCormac, Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Information for prospective students thinking about studying in the UK after Brexit.
The Scottish government has confirmed that EU students starting their degree in Scotland in 2019 and 2020 will continue to be eligible for Scottish/EU fee status and will retain that fee status for the duration of their studies. EU students enrolling in 2019 and 2020 continue to remain eligible for tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).
The UK Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2019/2020 and 2020/21 academic years for a taught postgraduate course will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, and will be eligible for the same student loan support as Scottish domiciled students. See more infomation about postgraduate loans and funding.
It has been confirmed that EU postgraduate research students commencing their studies in 2019/20 will retain their fee status and eligibility for Research Council support for the duration of their course. Future changes to the fee status and available funding for EU students will depend on the timing and terms of the UK's exit from the European Union.
View the latest information compiled by Universities UK on the implications of Brexit.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs offers up-to-date advice for students on post-Brexit rules.
Learn more about the implications of Brexit if you're already a University of Stirling student.
No, your current fee levels will not change. If you’re an undergraduate student from the EU already studying here, you’ll still be entitled to tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for the duration of your course. Current postgraduate students from the EU will still pay the same fees agreed on entry and have access to the same funding sources.
This video from Study UK offers helpful guidance on fees, visas and staying in the UK after Brexit.
The EU Settlement Scheme is now open to most students, who are eligible to apply if they are either:
Please visit the UK Government website, or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website, for information on who should consider applying under this scheme and updates on post-Brexit rules and entitlements.
See a range of resources about Brexit from the UK Council for International Student Affairs.
Living in the UK beyond your studies - read the government's detailed guidance on settled and pre-settled status for EU citizens and their families.
Resources and guidance for our staff about the impact of Brexit.
Yes. The Government has issued the following guidance on EU citizen's rights:
In advance of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), the UK government has committed to protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK. This includes the right to live, work and access public services such as healthcare and benefits. To retain these rights, EU citizens must apply for either “settled status” or “pre-settled status” under the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021.
Settled status would be granted to EU citizens and family members resident in the UK for more than five years and pre-settled status granted if resident in the UK for less than five years. Further details on the EU Settlement Scheme can be found here and details of who should apply (including those EU citizens with existing permanent residency status) can be found here.
Watch the Government's video about the settlement scheme application process.
How do I apply?
To apply to the scheme you are required to complete an online application form. Applicants are then required to prove their identity using the newly developed software app – “EU Exit: Identity Document Check”. The app is currently only available on android devices. Further detail on how to use the app can be found here.
If you are unable to access an android device to download the app, please contact HR Services via email@example.com.
Will it cost me to apply?
No. On 21 January 2019, the UK government announced that it would no longer be charging EU citizens the £65 application fee. If you have made or intend to make an application during the pilot phase ie before 30 March 2019, the Home Office will reimburse the fee.
Can I apply if I am a national from the wider European Economic Area or Switzerland?
Yes. The Home Office has confirmed that nationals of the wider European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and Swiss nationals will be able apply to the EU Settlement Scheme when it opens fully on 30 March 2019.
What is the public test phase?
The Home Office has tested the EU Settlement Scheme through a series of pilots and a “public test phase” pilot opened on Monday 21 January 2019. EU citizens with a valid passport will be able to apply for either settled or pre-settled status during this pilot phase. Further information on applicant eligibility can be found here.
As this is a public test phase, making an application before 30 March 2019 and during this phase is voluntary.
The EU Settlement Scheme is expected to open fully on 30 March 2019 and the deadline for applying will be 30 June 2021.
A number of EU Settlement Scheme briefing sessions will be scheduled for EU staff during March and April 2019. Details of these sessions and how to register will be available in due course via the Organisation Development webpage.
There is still a lot of uncertainty around the full implications of the EU Referendum result for the UK Higher Education sector, but if you have any questions or concerns related to studying or working at the University of Stirling after Brexit, please get in touch.